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Welcome to OU Emergency Preparedness

The University of Oklahoma is committed to the safety and security of students, faculty, staff and visitors on its campus. In order to support that commitment, OU has thoroughly reviewed its emergency operations plans and mitigation/prevention, preparedness, response and recovery procedures relevant to natural, technological and human-caused disasters.

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Winter Weather Tips

Be mindful of weather conditions and dress appropriately, wear layers during cold days that can easily be removed once inside. Follow OU Emergency Preparedness on Twitter or Facebook for daily weather conditions!

Leave extra time in the morning in case your vehicle is covered in ice or frost and NEVER pour hot water on your windshield, as you may shatter the glass.

If traveling over winter break be sure you have supplies in your car such as jumper cables, extra warm clothes or blankets, water and nonperishable snacks, phone charger, flashlight, and make sure your gas tank is full and someone is aware of your travel route and the time it will take to make the trip.

If you live in an apartment or house make sure you are prepared so your pipes don’t freeze. Leave faucets dripping slightly and do not turn your heat off if you leave for an extended period of time, just set the thermostat lower.

Be cautious of space heaters and fire places and do not leave them unattended as they can both be sources of house fires in the winter. If you use gas in your home or apartment make sure you have a working carbon monoxide detector.

Do not leave your pets outside in the cold!


Good luck on the end of the semester and finals! And have a safe winter break!

And always remember: Be prepared, not scared!